Starry Night by Debbie Macomber, the well-loved American author.
It's the first of her books that I've read, and it's a Christmassy take on Beauty and the Beast.
Carrie is a social reporter, filling her life and her Chicago newspaper column with glitzy parties and gallery openings. She yearns to write more serious news stories, so her editor challenges her to find Finn Dalton, a best selling, but reclusive author who lives in the depths of snowy Alaska.
If she can get this scoop of a lifetime, her editor will reward her more demanding and stimulating assignments.
She is so determined to find Finn Dalton and write the piece, that she misses her family Thanksgiving dinner, and heads off to Alaska, but when she eventually meets him, she finds him as wild and uncompromising as she had been warned, and also strangely attractive!
As Carrie and Finn stand under the starry Alaskan skies and watch the Northern Lights, could they really be falling in love? How can she write her article and publish it against his wishes now? And with Christmas just around the corner, do they have any future together?
I really loved this novel and felt that I was there in the cold Alaskan winter with the icy wind on my face, wondering what would happen to these mis-matched lovers.
If you don't have time to read this book, you could always buy it as a stocking filler for a romantic friend or relation!